Pub Style Banking celebrates O Bee’s rich history as the Original Credit Union of the Olympia Brewery. It’s an immersive banking experience that transports you back to the days of the old Brewery. When you walk in the door you can imagine the smell of hops floating in the air and the sound of bottles clanking along a conveyor belt. Our Pub Style branches feature local beer taps, exposed brick walls, neon signs, and a chalkboard menu displaying specials, such as “RV loans served with a side of adventure.” James Collins, CEO, shares, “Banks shouldn’t feel cold or impersonal and having a brick and mortar establishment is important to our membership, so we decided to have some fun with the design concept.”
In 2018, O Bee Credit Union was recognized as a Best-in-State credit union by Forbes. In 2019, Forbes ranked O Bee the #1 credit union in Washington. “More than 25,000 customers in the U.S. were surveyed for their opinions on their banking relationships. The banks and credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice,” the Forbes article stated.
“We’re #1 for a reason. We offer unique products that can’t be found at most financial institutions,” Collins adds. In addition to an array of loan options including home and auto, O Bee offers signature brewery credit and debit cards featuring favorite brands including Rainier, Olympia and Pabst Blue Ribbon. The Berenstain Bears® Cub Account is also part of O Bee’s selection of products. Cub Accounts provide an incentive program for young savers that is the foundation of a financial education program teaching the concepts of “Save, Share, Spend and Earn.”
Now that you know what Pub Style Banking is all about, be a part of it. Join O Bee Credit Union today!